Category Archives: Sprint Planning & Tracking

The Clarity of Description

The User Story, by intent, is meant to be a short definition – an introduction to a discussion. As a… I can… So that … Simple, short and powerful. We’re all familiar with some variation of this structure and I … Continue reading

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Using VersionOne to Track Testing

OK, so now that we get the agile approach to capturing engineering challenges (Read part 1 and part 2 for a refresher), it’s important to see how this is done in VersionOne.  This is a pretty easy thing; let’s take a look. … Continue reading

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Quick! How Do I… Add Values to a List Field, Add a Custom Field or Custom List Field?

VersionOne provides a comprehensive set of default fields and values to define items in the system.  Story Types, Defect Sources, Task Components or Test Methods are a few examples. But – what if I need to add my own list … Continue reading

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A Transition Exposition

We are often asked about updating a story status when a task or test begins its progress.  While VersionOne chooses to empower the agile team to make these adjustments as opposed to doing it automatically, we do have a feature … Continue reading

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Your Backlog Management: Filtered or Unfiltered?

The VersionOne Backlog is a powerful piece of the application that allows Product Owners to prioritize their work.  With many projects being worked on, multiple teams contributing and requirements that change, a backlog may start to contain hundreds of items. … Continue reading

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Keep it Simple. We're Still Learning Agile Development!

I have a VERY active, wily, and curious two-year old at home… the best kind – who loves watching his brothers build complex Lego sets (I know, who wouldn’t!). Obviously as colorful, attractive, and deliciously intricate as the pieces and … Continue reading

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Throw Some WIPS on that Board

In some of my earlier blog posts I walked through the process of creating custom fields and adding statuses to your board views.  Today I’ll be taking the board view example further and showing how boards can be configured to … Continue reading

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DOING IT While Paired! You Down With the PP? Yeah You Know Me!

Many teams I speak with find value in doing it in pairs. What’s “it” you ask? Well of course I am talking about one of the agile best practices of “Pair Programming.” I hope you didn’t come into this blog … Continue reading

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Plug it in – Plug it in! Web Panel Plugins Meet TeamRoom

With the latest Spring 2013 release we’ve introduced Web Panel Plugins to the TeamRooms.  The introduction of the Web panels allows the team to pull in the information that’s most important to them directly within the TeamRoom.  It’s up to … Continue reading

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"Why Did the Story Change? Who Requested the Changes?"

The product owner and the team lead had a lively conversation over lunch; much was discussed about the development in-progress of a very cool feature during the present sprint, and both agreed that certain changes had to be made to … Continue reading

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